Category Archives: Prison Law

Save UK Justice!

Yesterday’s Save Justice demonstration outside the Ministry of Justice brought together thousands of people campaigning to save the vital services provided to some of the most vulnerable in society by legal aid lawyers. Among the speakers was Stephen Knafler QC, … Continue reading

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The Future of Legal Aid – Why we Need to Act Now

Connor Johnston, co-chair of the Young Legal Aid Lawyers, discusses the latest threats to legal aid On 23 April 2013 I gave a short talk at the Westminster Policy Forum on the “future market for publicly funded legal services”. The … Continue reading

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Police Detention of the Mentally Ill: When is Article 3 Breached?

Terry McGuinness analyses a Strasbourg decision dealing with the unlawful treatment of a mentally-ill man in police custody The European Court of Human Rights, in MS v UK, has unanimously held that the detention of a mentally-ill man in police … Continue reading

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Judical Review and Costs: The Latest from the Court of Appeal

Tim Baldwin analyses the decision of the Court of Appeal in M v London Borough of Croydon and its impact on costs in judicial review cases. The negative impact that the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 … Continue reading

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